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Old 02-16-2019, 11:49 AM   #1
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Alaska Fishing Question

We are going to Alaska to fish, would like to know if anyone has ever brought along a freezer to bring fish back.

Lived there and have fished it several times but unsure about crossing the border with all the frozen fish. Our plan is to put a small chest freezer in the bed of the truck, fill it up with some steaks from our side of beef, and as we catch fish; we freeze, seal and put it n the freezer for our trip home. We want to cross with and eat our own beef since it is cheaper and no sense in traveling with an empty freezer.

The Canadian site says 20kg so about 45 pounds. I do not mind declaring and paying if it is just a simple import fee to bring more.

Any and all experiences or suggestions would be helpful. I have been all over both Canada and US border control website but there is not much I can find for personal consumption if we are willing to declare.
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We.brought a small chest freezer with us, filled it with the fish we caught and brought it back through Canada with no problems
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Best you call Customs to get an accurate answer. What one inspector let go through may not be what another inspector does.
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I agree == either call customs or just go by the online stated limits.
If you call customs you can verify not only the limit but the cost for being over that limit.
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I agree == either call customs or just go by the online stated limits.
If you call customs you can verify not only the limit but the cost for being over that limit.
I don't know where you're getting those limits from, but we've been to Alaska 8 times and will go back again this year. We carry a household 3 door refrigerator freezer in the coach, a 3.5 cu ft basement freezer and a 17 cu ft (4' long) household chest freezer in the bed of the pickup. When we come down, all are full. In previous years (up to about 2015) we used to stop at US Customs outbound from Alaska and get a USFWS Form 3-177, U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE
SERVICE DECLARATION FOR IMPORTATION OR EXPORTATION OF FISH OR WILDLIFE, signed and stamped. The form is available on line. The last few years US Customs has said the form is no longer needed, and we have had no trouble passing through Canadian Customs and back into the US. Each year when we enter Alaska we ask the US Customs guys and they say "No more needed". I'd suggest the same procedure. BTW, you might watch the meat going through. Mad Cow and all that, we don't carry meat through. We do carry pre-cooked meals such as stews, soups, spaghetti sauce, chowders... all pre-made and frozen.
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Last year we met at least half a dozen folks that purchase a freezer when they get there to bring home the fish. Personally 50# of halibut and salmon was plenty for us. carried it in the coach freezer. No problems.
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No worries. We came back with 55#s last August. Didn't even ask. Alchohol and guns were the primary concern. Enjoy!
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Fish maybe but birds are a different story. Also have to be concerned about reentering the US.
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No problem with the fish in the freezer in our annual trips since 2007. Canada does react to the latest food scare promptly, as does the US. Call just before you leave. Most years it is no issue, some years it is any poultry, some years you need need the label showing origin location. One year the US was confiscating peppers from Costco as the package showed a Canadian origin.

Keep you AK fishing license as you have to record the catch for some species on the back of the license, so it works as a Certificate of Origin.

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Fish maybe but birds are a different story. Also have to be concerned about reentering the US.
The OP only asked aboot fish
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You better check with customs about bringing beef into Canada as I think they will confiscate it from you. They are very strict what they let you bring in. We checked when we went to Alaska and they told us the meat had to be in the original packaging from the store you bought it in. I would check with US Customs. Enjoy your trip and the Halibut is delicious!!!!!
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Iím very envious. The best seafood Iíve ever eaten was from a small 30 lb. halibut, caught from a pier on Shemya island in the Aleutianís. I was stationed their in the mid 80ís. We dressed that baby into 1 inch chunks and beer battered it. I canít say I want to get back to Shemya (been there twice), but itís on our bucket list to get to Alaska and eat as much fresh caught fish as possible. Iíll be watching this thread.
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A bit off topic but some may question why we fill 3 freezers. Attached is a 94lb halibut DW pulled in, 3 other small ones and a ling cod we got the same day. Very tasty.

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